St. Patrick’s Day watering holes in Vancouver

Events, Nightlife, Things to Do — By Natasha John on March 16, 2011 at 6:09 am

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St. Patrick’s Day is only a day away and the city is already buzzing with the sights and sounds of this very green day and that’s because Vancouver’s CelticFest coincides with St. Patrick’s Day. CelticFest brings live music and dancing to various locations all around the city from March 11, 2011 – March 20, 2011. Spirit of the West are always a hit and you can catch them this Friday night, at the Vogue theatre. Full details on how tickets can be purchased can be found on CelticFest’s website.

Green beer seems to be abundant on March 17 each year and if you’re looking to share in a jovial evening with other beer-guzzling patrons, here are some suggestions:

The Blarney Stone – A casual bar that’s popular with younger crowds most of the time, St. Patrick’s Day is a free for all ages. It’s a Gastown old-timer and has been around for quite some time and it’s always busy.

Doolin’s - Located on the Granville strip, Doolin’s is another spot where crowds flock on St. Patrick’s Day. Make sure to get there early, as lines can grow quickly.

The Irish Heather – If you’re not into rowdy crowds and are looking for an older crowd (25 plus), The Irish Heather is a charming spot. They serve perfect pints of Guinness and whiskey flows like water there. Think of this as the refined St. Patty’s Day place to be.

Atlantic Trap & Gill - Throughout the year, many talented fiddlers and Celtic enthusiasts come here to jam and dance, which makes it feel like the most authentic place to spend St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re looking for the real deal, go to the Atlantic Trap & Gill.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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